Better Than Sex Reviews

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Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
December 21, 2001
The bulk of the film rests squarely on its leads and both Porter and Wenham are winning and appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 2001
With remarkable grace, [Teplitzky's] actors balance the competing demands of candor and whimsy, and the result, while not unforgettable, is charming.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
November 10, 2001
It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
November 9, 2001
The director and actors get away with this fluff thanks to the nimble, whimsical way it's played.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 6, 2001
An irresistible Australian romantic comedy that celebrates the life-affirming magic of sexual pleasure.
Nikki Tranter
PopMatters
November 4, 2001
Writer/director Teplitsky has a great eye for detail and often manages to say a lot by saying very little.

E! Online
November 2, 2001
It doesn't quite live up to the title, but this little Australian import will leave you feeling satisfied.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2001
Funny and honest in tracing the way in which lust can trigger emotion even if it's not supposed to be part of the plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
October 25, 2001
This is refreshing: a sex film that actually thinks that, for the most part, sex is good fun.
Dave White
IFilm
October 25, 2001
They're a charming couple, and you don't mind watching them. Just don't expect insightful love revelations.
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
October 22, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 5, 2001
An Australian film that gives new meaning to 'downunder.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
September 30, 2001
Sexy y divertida, vale completamente la pena verla... y si la ven en pareja, les auguro diversión por duplicado (por lo menos)...
| Original Score: 9.5/10
Neil Smith
BBC.com
April 26, 2001
Basically an Antipodean reprise of When Harry Met Sally that sets its sights too low to be anything more than a pleasant diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
April 26, 2001
We've seen these sort of small, (extremely) intimate romantic comedies before, but this one has enough little quirks and one-liners that seem unique and genuine that it's worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
December 11, 2006
A paper-thin script that is by turns fatuous and emotionally fraudulent.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
December 7, 2001
Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness.
| Original Score: 2/4
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David Stratton
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2001
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